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Business Secretary appoints Archie Norman as Lead Non-Executive Board Member

Archie Norman has been appointed as Lead Non-Executive Director at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Archie Norman
Archie Norman
  • Greg Clark announces former Asda Chief Executive and ITV Chairman as Lead Non-Executive Director
  • the highly-respected businessman will work to develop the capability of the department

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark has announced Archie Norman as Lead Non-Executive Director at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). He will sit on the BEIS Departmental Board and give advice on the future direction of the department.

Mr Norman, who will take up his position later this month (October 2016), will work closely with the Business and Energy Secretary and other BEIS ministers, as the department develops and delivers a comprehensive long-term strategy for our industrial and commercial future.

Business and Energy Secretary Greg Clark said:

I’m delighted to welcome Archie Norman to this position. His wide and admired business experience will be of huge value to me and the government as we forge our industrial strategy.

Mr Norman said:

I’m delighted the Business and Energy Secretary has asked me to take up this position and I will do all I can to support Greg Clark and the government at this important time for the British economy.

Notes to editors:

  1. Mr Norman will take up his position in October 2016.
  2. He was previously a management consultant at McKinsey, director at GEEST, Railtrack, Kingfisher and was group Chief Executive at Asda
  3. IN 1997 Archie became Conservative MP for Tunbridge Wells and in 2000 he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Transport and the Regions
  4. In 2010 he was appointed as Chairman of ITV plc
  5. Non-Executives sit on the Departmental Board, chaired by the Secretary of State. They advise on strategy, performance and the effective management of the department. They also provide independent scrutiny for the department upon request and advise on cross-government initiatives and policies.
Published 3 October 2016